Short Biography Note

Yiorgo Moutsiaras, is a Greek-Dutch orchestral and choral conductor. Born in Greece, he lives and works in The Netherlands. He is the artistic director of the chamber ensemble Nederlands Camerata based in Amsterdam and the main conductor of the string orchestra “De Haagse Beek” in The Hague. He holds a Master of Music Diploma and has been awarded with “Orchestra Favorite” Award in the U.S.A. Yiorgo is also Cantor at St. Laurentius Church of Oudorp-Alkmaar and conducts the Greek Choir Filomila Amsterdam. He has also served as principal conductor and artistic director at Orkest van Utrecht and at the Philharmonic Orchestra of 's-Hertogenbosch as well as in many choirs in Greece and The Netherlands. He has diverted the favourable critics of famous conductors like Kurt Masur, Helmut Rilling, Masaaki Suzuki about his interpretations. He also had the opportunity to work close with maestro Bernard Haitink in Lucerne/Switzerland. Besides his musical studies at Greek conservatoria and in The Netherlands at the Codarts University of the Arts in Rotterdam, the Maastricht Academy of Music and in Belgium at the Lemmens Institute of Leuven, he has followed numerous masterclasses and seminars with conductors like E. de Waart, D. Renzetti, G. Hadjinikos, J. Panula. He has taken part in International conducting competitions, has conducted well known music ensembles, has made radio recordings, has given world premières of contemporary compositions, gives lectures and obtains a large repertoire of orchestral and choral works. His main hobby is dancing Argentinian Tango.